NEW YORK, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Launched in January 2014, the Yacon Syrup Recipe contest has announced its first winner. CJ Johnson was awarded an Amazon gift certificate for her Yacon Syrup Vegetable Ragout with Stacked Polenta recipe. This ongoing contest is taking submissions in an ongoing manner and is open to both novice and professionals. The contest will be awarding its next gift certificate shortly as well as a $200 grand prize. More information is available at http://www.yaconsyruprecipecontest.com.
The judges decided that CJ's recipe was a winner based on its taste, creativity, versatility, innovation and use of yacon syrup. The recipe can be found at http://www.yaconsyruprecipecontest.com/yacon-syrup-vegetable-ragout-with-stacked-polenta.html.
In regards to her win, CJ stated, "I love to cook. It runs in the family. My mother won first place in the Kraft cooking contest when I was young, and my sister started up a very successful edible art business."
All the yacon syrup recipes that are entered into the contest will be published in an upcoming yacon syrup cookbook. All participants will receive a free copy.
While many are using yacon for weight loss, it also is an innovative and healthy ingredient that can be used in a variety of recipes ranging from fruit shakes and muffins to savory dishes. Since yacon syrup is so low on the glycemic index, it is a preferential choice for diabetics and others looking to reduce their sugar intake. To date, almost 30 different yacon syrup recipes have been submitted to the contest, which have included cookies, sauces, salad dressings, cheesecakes, lettuce cups, pork chops and more.
Quality Encapsulations' goal is to not only spread the word about raw organic yacon syrup, but also to inspire people to get creative with yacon syrup recipes.
Carolyn added, "Yacon syrup is a relatively new and exciting ingredient in my kitchen and my garden…I'm having fun with it!"
About Quality Encapsulations:
Quality Encapsulations is dedicated to providing consumers with innovative and healthy ways of boosting their health via cutting edge supplements and products. Currently, this company is leading the way in yacon syrup, which is poised to alter the weight loss and nutrition landscape. For information about Quality Encapsulation's 100% pure organic yacon syrup, visit http://www.amazon.com/Yacon-Syrup-Metabolism-Booster-Natural/dp/B00GW3KSPQ.
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